26 January 2014 00:15 | By Sarah Hecks, Ian Jones, MSN UK News
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Hitler's toilet found in US garage



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A toilet used by Adolf Hitler has been found in a car repair garage in the United States.

The lavatory was once a fixture on a luxury yacht built for the former Nazi leader of Germany in 1935. But its current home is Greg's Auto Repair in Florence, New Jersey - and it's still in full working order. Its owner, Greg Kohfeldt, admitted: "Not many people can say they have used the same throne as the most evil man in history, can they?"

The yacht, the Aviso Grille, was a luxury vessel that measured 132 meters (433 feet) in length. At the time, it was the largest vessel of its kind in the world. Now its contents can be found in a number of locations around Florence. "The local Veterans Association has the map table," revealed Greg, "and one old man has the ship's wheel hanging up in his den.

"People took anything they could find and the guy who built the garage got this.

"There are some words in German on the toilet but nothing else to indicate that the most evil of cheeks were spread upon its seat."

When the Second World War began in 1939, the yacht became a command ship in the German Navy.

After the war in 1945 the toilet was first sold to a British businessman who failed to make it a tourist attraction. It then passed through numerous owners, including the King of Egypt, before ending up on the New Jersey coast to be broken for scrap.

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